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Kriegskunst zu Pferdt: Darinnen gelehret werden/die initia und fundamenta der Cavallery/aller vier Theilen: Als Lantzierers/Kührissierers/Carbiners und Dragoens/was von einem jeden Theil erfordert wirdt/was sie praestiren können/sampt deren exercitien. Newe/schöne Inventionen etlicher Batailien mit der Cavallerey ins Werck zustellen; Mit dargestelten Beweistumben/was an den edien Kriegskünsten gelegen ; Vormals alles nie an Tag gegeben.
Frankfurt Main . Oppenheim. Franckfurt am Mayn, Jacobi [Oppenheim] De Bry. MDCXVI (1616). - Folio, (236x198mm), pp:xvi,[1]-141, with 44 plates numbered 1-43 and 1 additional folding plate between figs. 8 & 9, comprising 6 single page plates, 36 double page & 1 folding plate +1 additional folding plate, complete, with the booklabel of F.C. Koch of Rotterdam and his distinctive Owl bookplate pasted to front pastedown endpaper.BL is the only copy traced of this first edition in the U.K. with 43 plates as called for. Johann Jacobi von Wallhausen. (ca. 1580-1627) was a German military writer. His original name was Johann Jacobi, which was then changed to his birthplace. Johann Jacobi was born around 1580 in Wallhausen. Little is known about his life. He probably became a soldier in the Netherlands and then entered the service of the city of Gdask, where he became the "Obrist Watchman and Captain". He advised Prince Moritz of Orange, who introduced the training regulations developed by Wallhausen in the united army of the Dutch provinces. This work on warfare on horseback deals with the Initial and fundamental principles of the cavalry, of all the four theyls, - lancers, strollers, carabiners, and dragoons, was published in Frankfurt in 1616, (second edition 1634).Ferdinand Casper Koch (1873-1957) Book Collector of Rotterdam, with the distinctive Owl bookplate, from a wealthy background of the firm of Koch & Vierboom with interests in banking and shipping. He Studied law in Leiden, then volunteered to work in Rotterdam's Municipal Archives in 1904, to which he was drawn by his love of history and books. He later became a donor of books to the City. He was involved with the /Rotterdam City Library. In 1941 he moved to The Hague, and in 1942 his modern library was auctioned by the Jewish auctioneer Abraham van Witsen. He purchased books throughout the years 1934 - 1940 when there was little demand. His willingness to donate to public institutions increased sharply when he moved to The Hague. The main beneficiary became The Legermuseum in Leiden (later in Delft), which stemmed from his interest in uniform books and militaria. After his death in 1957 his collections were dispersed by auction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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